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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey   |  
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

Have stayed at Ciragan Palace a few times and it is always a pleasure to be at the hotel. The view from the Bosphorus view rooms is simply the best that Istanbul has to offer. Service and attention to detail is first rate. Even though most of the times I've been there has been on business, the hotel always brings a smile to my face and makes the trip a little bit more enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2006

We stayed at the Ciragan Palace for the last 3 nights of our honeymoon. Seriously, did we feel like royalty! Firstly, the place is beautiful, a tourist attraction by itself. Although most rooms are not in the actual palace but in a building next to week, you truly feel the experience from the decoration to the service, everything was perfect. We arrived super early and our room was ready. We had booked this via our company's travel agency website (business rate) and had expected to get a bad room. However, we were surprised when the sent us to a great room with the Bosphorus view. Perfect room! Spacious, well decorated, nice bathroom (huge!). The bed was a bit on the hard side so we asked for an extra down comforter and it was perfect. That same night we had a bottle of champagne and chocolate delivered to our room with greetings from the manager. Room service was way too pricey so we never ordered anything. Everything else was excellent. Two things you have to do if you go: 1) pay for the tea service in the afternoon - it's pricey but worth it for the experience and 2) swim in the heated infinity pool outside right next to the Bosphorus. We were so glad we chose this place instead of the Four Seasons (which was our 2nd choice). The Four Seasons was cute too (we went to check it out) but the Ciragan was by far a better experience given that it was close to all the nice restaurants and away from the mess that is the old city. You could go do all the sightseeing during the day, but at night you are close to nice areas for dining and going out. This is a great hotel!

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The bed
  • Tips/Secrets — Swim in the outdoor infinity pool (it's heated!)
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#31 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#34 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 313
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cıragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers the ultimate in luxury and glamour of a genuine Ottoman Palace with its 313 rooms including 22 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical Palace. This 5-star luxury Imperial Palace hotel is located on the shores of the magnificent Bosphorus overlooking the ancient city of Istanbul, provides a one-of-a-kind experience with its historical ambiance and excellent Kempinski service. ... more   less 
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